2022 Ford Maverick Compact Pickup Truck Revealed: Key Highlights
American multinational automaker has finally revealed the long-awaited Maverick pickup truck just a few weeks after the launch of the F-150 Lightning. The Ford Motor Company has made available a hybrid powertrain as standard with the Maverick and it will arrive at dealerships in the US later this year. This pickup truck is based on the Bronco Sport and has a unibody construction.
Maverick Compact Pickup Truck: Exterior
On the exterior side, the pickup truck gets an upright front fascia with hexagonal black grille inserts, LED DRLs, and LED C-shaped headlamps with an amber lighting cluster connected by twin chrome strips and the Blue Oval badge. Besides the lower central air inlet, the 2022 Maverick Compact Pickup Truck features round-shaped wheel arches, a clean side profile, a raked front windshield, and a muscular bonnet.
It also gets sturdy aluminium rails to secure things and a 110-volt power outlet with 400 W of power available. The Maverick pickup truck has an overall length of 5072 mm with a 3076 mm long wheelbase as it is 686 mm longer and has 406 mm longer wheelbase compared to the Bronco Sport.
Powertrain and Performance
Under the hood, the entry-level Ford Maverick derives power from a 2.5L inline 4-cylinder hybrid engine, produces 191 hp and 210 Nm of max torque. It is paired with a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) sending power to only the front wheels. The 2022 Ford Maverick Compact Pickup Truck has a towing capacity of up to 907 kg with a payload capacity of up to 680 kg.
No AWD will be on offer in the hybrid but there is another engine option buyers can go with for it. The 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine generates 250 hp and 375 Nm with a towing capacity of 1814 kg with an optional tow package. The optional AWD trim gets 5 drive modes namely Normal, Sport, Slippery, Tow/ Haul, and Eco.
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The 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck is noticeably shorter than the Ranger and F-150 and its compact nature could lure in buyers in an appealing price range. To be available in XL, XLT and Lariat trim, the Maverick pickup truck also gains an FX4 off-road package with all-terrain tyres, underbody protection, five drive modes, Hill Descent Control, retuned suspension, and so on.
The interior boasts an 8-inch center touchscreen infotainment system and it has plenty in common with the Bronco Sport. As for safety, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Centering, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring with Cross-Traffic Alert, etc will be part of the package.
The compact Ford Maverick will help in strengthening the marque’s wide range of pickup trucks and more importantly, it will target volumes as it will be priced from $21490 (approx INR 15.66 lakh).